It’s Christmas time and adjustments have been made in all areas of life. During the Christmas season, the youth and music team of Clark Memorial United Methodist Church usually go out Christmas caroling in the neighborhood on the weekend prior to Christmas. However, due to the restrictions of movement during the pandemic, adjustments were made.
On Saturday, December 19, members and friends will meet in the church parking lot at 1014 14th Avenue North for the ‘St. Nick Walk-Through Eat-Nic!’ This will be a Covid-compliant event meeting all the requirements necessary in not spreading the virus, including instructions not to sing. However, there will be music, fun and social distanced fellowship from noon until 2 pm. The public is invited to come and walk through a short festive celebration of holiday cheer where guests will receive gifts of toys, gift cards, etc. along with meals-to-go, while listening to great songs of holiday cheer.
All participants will be wearing masks, social distancing and maintaining hygiene precautions. All guests will also be asked to do the same as they move through in the same direction. “Although we cannot sing together, we can still continue to serve and minister to the community,” said Paula Holmes, music director.
“For the past two years we would walk through the neighborhood, stop at designated areas to sing a Christmas carol, and give out toys to those children who would come out. This time, because of Covid precautions, it’s kind of in the reverse. The children will come to where the toys and music are,” said one event planner. Holmes reminds the planners that it is still relevant to minister to people and necessary to answer to the needs of individuals during this time.
Clark Memorial United Methodist Church’s ‘St. Nick Walk-Through Eat-Nic’ is sponsored by the Youth Ministry, United Methodist Men and the Music Ministry.
Clark Memorial is located at 1014 14th Ave. N. under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Herbert L. Lester, Jr. senior pastor. For more information and worship service zoom links for Wednesday at noon and Sunday at 10 am, visit our website at <clarkmemnashville.org> or call 615-329-4464.